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Ready for a rockin' meal? Try out a handful of restaurants around town that offer live music while you dine, leaving you movin' and groovin' while you munch. So, grab a drink from the bar, load up your plate and sit back to enjoy the show!
BB King offers music seven nights a week from funky and fast to soulful and smooth.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers live country music performances and DJs.
Enjoy Caribbean tunes at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Rock & Rita's brings its "Great American Party" to Circus Circus with flair bartending, live music and festive signature dishes in this low-key party spot.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar features live country music and a true "down-home" atmosphere.
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer features classic hits and Texas-style BBQ.
Check out Diablo's Cantina for live music and sin-sational Mexican food.
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Grab an ale or lager and jiggy with live music featuring Irish bands at Nine Fine Irishmen.
Check out the singing wait staff and yummy American food at Roxy's Diner.
Also, check out the Hard Rock Café on Las Vegas Boulevard. This 950-seat restaurant doubles as a live concert venue and has the world's largest Rock Shop complete with Hard Rock's limited-edition merchandise. Hennessey's Tavern, located in the "World's Largest Pint Glass" in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, is open all day and night offering gaming and live entertainment.
Yum, yum! If you're going out to eat, you might as well enjoy some live entertainment too. Let the dance party begin!
Head down to the Las Vegas Strip on Cinco de Mayo for the best margaritas and tequila this side of the border!
Diego at MGM Grand boasts an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, with 125 different 100 percent Agave Tequila labels, while Tacos & Tequila at Luxor incorporates traditional elements of Mexican style and Las Vegas flair. Mix it up with a new concept from Chef Jose Andres at Cosmopolitan's China Poblano for a Chinese and Mexican melting pot dish, or, relax in the vibrant Border Grill at Mandalay Bay for a great view of the Lazy River just off Mandalay Bay Beach.
Grab a mid-afternoon drink at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood or Taqueria Canonita at The Venetian, also close by, for a true "south of the border" taste. The restaurant's centerpiece boasts a lively exhibition kitchen, featuring sculpted steel and wrought-iron gates, colorful Mexican tiles and authentic Mexican folk art.
Spin the Wheel o' Sin at Monte Carlo's Diablo's Cantina for great deals on shots, beers and margaritas during happy hour, then grab a seat on their outdoor patio to enjoy the sights. Settle in at El Segundo Sol outside of the Fashion Show Mall for made-to-order margaritas with funky flavors like cucumber-mint and prickly pear.
Hussong's Cantina and Taqueria at Mandalay Place claims one of their bartenders, Don Carlos Orozco, from the original location, created the first margarita in 1941. By mixing equal parts tequila, Damiana and lime, he served the concoction over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German Ambassador to Mexico. Order one of Hussong's specially crafted tequilas or, if you have a sweet tooth, a Bloodtini or a Mexican Lemon Drop margarita.
If you want to head off the Strip, the hip Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel features authentic Mexican craftwork and drinks and the Coasta Cantina at The Orleans on Tropicana Avenue will have your mouth watering with tequila shrimp and 99-cent margaritas during happy hour. Just a few stops on the Monorail, Vince Neil's Tres Rios at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel features 18-month aged barreled tequilas; and downtown at Casa Don Juan's, homemade tortilla chips, fresh salsa and an expansive tequila collection add to the unique Arts District vibe. Happy hour specials are great, but why not treat your friends to 24 hour $.99 margaritas at any bar at the historic downtown Fremont Hotel! 5 friends - 5 drinks - 5 dollars!
So, grab a few amigos, head to your favorite Vegas Mexican restaurant, and have a drink (or two or three) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Vegas!
Sports Illustrated takes over Las Vegas during their Swimsuit Cover Issue launch this week. From events across town including the Monte Carlo Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Fashion Show Mall, and Caesars Palace, models walked the red carpets and partied at some of the hottest nightclubs in town. We had a chance to catch up with several of them briefly for a few words.
Vegas has always been a place for beauty, but that's particularly true this week as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition supermodels are in Las Vegas to celebrate the launch of the magazine's annual best-selling issue.
Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the SI Swimsuit models, during two days of events that are open to the public:
On Wednesday, "Dining With SI Swimsuit" includes lunch from noon-2 at STK at The Cosmopolitan. A DJ will spin while fans taste some of the steakhouse's signature dishes and meet 2011 SI Swimsuit models.
On Thursday, you'll have three more chances to mingle with the models, beginning from noon-2 p.m. at Fashion Show Mall for "Swimsuit Talks: Fashion & Beauty." The Fashion Show will host a roundtable with SI Swimsuit models and editors, followed by autographs and photos with fans.
Another autograph session is set for 1-3 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel's Hard Rock Store to sign autographs and pose for complimentary photos with fans. Then close out the day from 3-5 p.m. with a meet and greet event featuring Human Nature and the SI Swimsuit models at Caesars Palace. The festivities include a performance by the group, as well as autographs with fans in front of Rao's.
The world's most beautiful women in the world's most exciting destination. Come join us for the SI Swimsuit Launch party in Las Vegas!
From award-winning hotels, to first-class dining, and fashion-forward shopping, Las Vegas offers so many great opportunities to see and be seen. Sometimes the best option is to sit back and watch. People watching in Las Vegas just made the gossip columns with our newest patio dining options.
From a prime location just off the boulevard, grab a frozen margarita and hot salsa and enjoy the scene from Diablos Cantina two-story Mexican joint at Monte Carlo Resort, or down a cold Guinness from Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York. Both give you plenty of time to socialize and scrutinize the frenzy of tourists below!
Planet Hollywood is center strip and offers two incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio and the new City Center complex by MGM Resorts International. Grab a frosty Pina Colada at Hawaiian Tropic Zone while people watching from the outdoor patio - the servers are just as tantalizing as the view! Yes - they have it all!
Travel the world and relish the superb French cuisine at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. Ah Sin prepares unique Pacific Rim creations and sits at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The newest dining spot Serendipity 3, offers award-winning dining and scrumptious desserts and views of the glittering city from Caesars Palace.
If you're looking for a spectacular private dining experience, with outdoor patios and cascading waterfalls, look no further than Wynn Las Vegas (pictured). SW Steakhouse, Bartolotta, and Okada sit quietly along the private lake and feature award-winning cuisine and unmatched signature service. Nightlife follows suit in Vegas with the party scene outdoors at Wynn's Tryst and XS Nightclub, Tao at The Venetian, and PURE nightclub at Caesars Palace.
People watching, patio dining - voyeuristic fun in Las Vegas! Book your trip and take advantage of great summer offers.